Physical Science Scholarships

Here are some of the Physical Science scholarships on our site for which you may qualify.

M. Hildred Blewett Scholarship

Deadline June 1st every year. To enable women to return to physics research careers after having had to interrupt those careers. The fellowship consists of a one-year award of up to $45,000 (applicants can apply in a subsequent year for one additional year of support). Allowed expenses include dependent care (limited to 50% of the award), salary, travel, equipment, and tuition and fees. Overhead charges by the institution are not allowed. Eligibility & Selection Criteria Applicants must: Currently be a citizen, legal resident, or resident alien of the United States or Canada. Have completed work toward a PhD. Provide written proof from a U.S. or Canadian institution that the applicant will have institutional affiliation during the tenure of the grant. Institutional affiliation at the time of application is not necessary. In selecting fellowship recipients, the following criteria will be considered: Qualifications of applicant, Status of career before break, Steps the applicant has taken to return to physics research, Relationship of the applicant to the research community, Relationship of project and award to future plans, Scholarly significance of the project, Quality and feasibility of the project design and timeline.

William C. Foster Fellows Visiting Scholars Program

Foster Fellows must be citizens of the United States, on the faculty of a recognized institution of higher learning, and tenured or on a tenure track or equivalent; they also must have served as a permanent career employee of the institution for at least ninety days before selection for the program. The Department of State is an equal opportunity employer. Selections will be made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or physical handicap that does not interfere with the performance of duties. Prior to appointment, applicants will be subject to a full-field background security investigation for a Top Secret security clearance. Candidates will not be extended a formal offer of appointment until a security clearance has been granted and all other requirements have been met. This procedure can take up to six months. Visiting scholars will also be subject to applicable Federal conflict of interest laws and standards of conduct.

American Society of Naval Engineers Graduate Scholarship Program

Criteria: 1. Must be majoring in one of the following areas of study: Architecture, marine, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, aeronautical engineering, ocean, electrical and electronic engineering, and physical sciences. 2. Must be entering their last year Contact Information: Students interested in applying for this scholarship should view for more information and an application form.

STEM Scholarships

The NSHSS Foundation provides STEM scholarships for underrepresented groups in order to help reduce financial barriers for those with academic and leadership potential and the desire to pursue STEM careers. We recognize that in order to increase diversity in the technology workforce, we must increase diversity in undergraduates. The Foundation awards scholarships to applicants who are pursuing a degree in, or closely related to, one of the following STEM disciplines: Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering Biosciences/Pre-med/health-related fields Chemical Engineering Chemistry Civil Engineering Cognitive, Neural, and Behavioral Sciences Computer and Computational Sciences, including Statistics and Accounting Electrical Engineering Geosciences Information Sciences Materials Science and Engineering Mathematics Mechanical Engineering Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering Nuclear Engineering Oceanography Operations Research Physics Teaching in STEM areas

Joe Beirne Scholarship

This program is for high school seniors, undergraduate or graduate students pursuing careers in special education, labor studies, or rehabilitation. Applicants must be dependents of a current or retired member of the Communications Workers of America #6186. Selection is based on financial need and academic achievement.

RTK Scholars Program

Students who study environmental science, biology, engineering, or a related physical sciences major make up the majority of the college graduates who go on to become the foremost experts in environmental testing, both in the lab and the field, and developers of new technologies for the trade. Recognizing the industry’s need for dedicated individuals with a high-quality education, our Founder, Robert Weitz, has committed to providing scholarship opportunities for those seeking careers in science and environmental inspection. The RTK Scholars Program provides up to a $1,000 scholarship to qualifying applicants. Award Type: Outside Scholarship Award Amount: $1,000, $500, and $250 Award Format: Essay writing competition to be judged by RTK founder Robert Weitz and a panel of environmental inspectors and experts Number of Awards: Up to 3 per school year Submission Deadline: May 15th and September 15th each calendar year Eligibility Requirements Must be enrolled in a participating accredited school, college, or university; Must maintain a GPA of at least 3.0 (Please attach a PDF copy of your unofficial transcript for verification); Must be a high school senior, or college freshman, sophomore, or junior; Must be majoring in or planning to major in Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Biology, or Engineering; Must be a U.S. Citizen or legal resident. Application Process & Submission Applicants should provide an original 500-word essay on why they study (or want to study) environmental sciences, and how they feel they will contribute to advancements in the field following graduation. Essays should be submitted to The subject line should read “RTK Scholarship Essay.” Please include your first and last name, email address, mailing address, phone number, year in school, and school that you will be/are attending*. Also please provide a transcript as proof of your 3.0 GPA. Essays will be submitted to our committee for evaluation by May 15th or September 15th of each calendar year for consideration. Winners will be notified by email.

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Majors Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria:•Must be of Hispanic background•Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident residing in the United States or Puerto Rico•Must be studying at an accredited university in the U.S. or Puerto Rico for the upcoming academic year•Must be (or plan to be) enrolled full-time as an undergraduate or graduate student for the upcoming academic year•Must have earned and maintain a cumulative Grade Point Average of no less than 3.0 on a 4.0 scale•Must demonstrate financial need•Must be studying a major that falls under the STEM Majors Application

NDSEG Fellowship Program

The NDSEG Fellowship Program is open only to applicants who are citizens or nationals of the United States. Persons who hold permanent resident status are not eligible to apply. NDSEG Fellowships are intended for students at or near the beginning of their graduate studies in science or engineering. Applicants must receive or be on track to receive their baccalaureate degrees by the upcoming Fall. Preference to applicants pursuing doctoral study and research in aeronautical and astronautical engineering, biosciences (including toxicology), chemical engineering, chemistry, cognitive, neural and behavioral sciences, computer science, electrical engineering, geosciences, materials science and engineering, mathematics, mechanical engineering, naval architecture and ocean engineering, oceanography, and physics (includes optics). Recommended GPA is 3.0 and higher. Applications are encouraged from women, persons with disabilities and minorities, including ethnic minority groups such as American Indian, Black, Hispanic, Native Alaskan (Eskimo or Aleut) or Pacific Islander (Polynesian or Micronesian). NDSEG Fellows may choose as their fellowship institutions appropriate United States institutions of higher education offering advanced degrees in science or engineering. During part of their tenure, fellows may study or engage in research or field work away from their academic institutions if, in the judgment of the faculty, such arrangements further the fellow's education and contribute directly to the attainment of an advanced degree, and the fellow is officially enrolled and earning academic credit.

SOARS Program

A successful candidate should: * have completed his/her sophomore year by June of the first year of participation; * have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher; * be a member of a group that is traditionally underrepresented in the atmospheric and related sciences; * have a major in an atmospheric science or a related field such as biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, environmental science, mathematics, meterology, oceanography, physics, or social sciences; * plan to pursue a career in atmospheric or a related science; * be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

The Robert Birr Scholarship Foundation, Inc.

Scholarship awards to students studying a technical field, including but not limited to electrical engineering, computer science or physics. Application form required. Deadline(s): May 5 Limited to residents of Ohio.

EAAT Hippotherapy Scholarship

$10,000 two-year scholarship Ideal candidates are a current member of AQHA pursuing a career in the field of hippotherapy through physical therapy, occupational therapy and or speech language pathology. Related college majors may include, but are not limited to, communication disorders, sports and exercise science or kinesiology. Members should apply while enrolled as a sophomore at an accredited university or has been accepted to a related graduate school program. Recipients must maintain a minimum cumulative 2.5 grade point average. Funding for this scholarship will be applied to the junior and senior year of a four-year undergraduate degree program or a two-year graduate degree program as specified above.

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